Issue #450: How Smart Speakers Are Changing the Way We Listen to Music; Too Much Drake!!

How Smart Speakers Are Changing the Way We Listen to Music
With everyone from Amazon to will.i.am trying to get us to talk to their speakers, should listeners be excited, or worried?

Spotify Subscribers Demand Refunds Over Too Much Drake Promotion
Spotify Subscribers Demand Refunds Over Too Much Drake Promotionwww.billboard.com
With the release of Drake’s latest album, ‘Scorpion,’ on Friday, Spotify spent the weekend spreading the news with a promotional takeover that might have helped hype up fans but also turned off some subscribers enough to ask for a refund.

Adobe Advertising Cloud Teams With TuneIn To Prove Targeted Audio Ads Via Smart Speakers Is Scalable
Adobe Advertising Cloud Teams With TuneIn To Prove Targeted Audio Ads Via Smart Speakers Is Scalablegeomarketing.com

Why aim audio ads at smart speakers now? “Almost 80 percent of audio is consumed in places that visual media can’t reach users,” says Adobe Advertising Cloud’s Siddhant Bhatia.

A Cursory Look At Music Tech In South Africa
A Cursory Look At Music Tech In South Africatechcabal.com

New age global stars like Black Coffee, Mafikizolo, Micasa, AKA and Cassper Nyovest highlight the long, intrinsic relationship South Africans have had with music.

Streaming Changes Everything For Music Catalogs
Streaming Changes Everything For Music Catalogswww.hypebot.com
Most labels and many musicians thrive because of their hits, but survive over time because of their catalog.

On Spotify Ads Studio
On Spotify Ads Studiohackernoon.com
When I first came across a Facebook Ad for the Spotify Ads Studio beta. I jumped on the train to sign up. Much like Snapchat, Spotify didn’t start as a programmatic ad platform.

MediaMarktSaturn relaunches Juke music app
MediaMarktSaturn relaunches Juke music appwww.telecompaper.com

German electronics retailers MediaMarkt and Saturn have relaunched their music-streaming service Juke with a new design and additional functions.

Atlanta Music Streaming Company Acquired to Power the Beat of Live Streamed Fitness Classes
Atlanta Music Streaming Company Acquired to Power the Beat of Live Streamed Fitness Classeshypepotamus.com
New York-based livestreaming fitness startup Peloton has made its first acquisition in Atlanta-based B2B music technology company Neurotic Media.

Sony Music’s chief executive Rob Stringer on bringing in the ch-ch-changes
Sony Music’s chief executive Rob Stringer on bringing in the ch-ch-changeswww.standard.co.uk
How many company bosses can claim to have worked with Beyoncé, the Manic Street Preachers and George Michael?

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